Running head: SOCIOLOGY
This paper is going to discuss different issues relating to sociology as a study of the
structure, functioning, and development of human society. Issues such as female genital
mutilation, race, religion, gender, and marriage are present in our daily social settings.
Understanding these issues will equip us with the knowledge on how to appreciate and
accommodate all members of the society regardless of their race, gender religion or social
1. National Coalition for the Homeless.
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a nationwide network of homeless people
including those who have experienced homelessness, advocates, activists, religious institutions,
social welfare groups, and well-wishers. These people have come together with the sole mission
of preventing and ultimately ending homelessness. They also work together to help meet the
needs of people experiencing homelessness. They also strive to ensure that the civil rights of
homeless people are protected.
The coalition meets the needs of homeless people by creating the attitudinal and systemic
changes necessary to prevent homelessness, help the homeless and in the long run end
homelessness. It empowers homeless people and communities at large to advocate and fight for
positive change. NCH advocates for policies that are inclusive to homeless people in areas of
their basic needs. For instance, policy areas such as comprehensive health care, sustainable
incomes, affordable housing and protection of civil rights are influenced and significantly
supported by this coalition. This nationwide coalition works to alleviate, reduce and end
Race and Ethnicity
A race is a term used to refer to groups of people with similarities and differences in their
biological traits, which societies have deemed to be socially significant. Race is almost similar to
ethnicity as in both; there are different groups of people that live in the same communities.
Ethnicity is different in the sense that people are grouped based on their cultural or national